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This New York Times editorial says Trump fired Comey to shut down the FBI investigation into his administration, and warned that the president "has now decisively crippled the F.B.I.’s ability to carry out an investigation of him and his associates."

There is no guarantee that Mr. Comey’s replacement, who will be chosen by Mr. Trump, will continue that investigation; in fact, there are already hints to the contrary.The only credible course of action would be the appointment of a special prosecutor. 
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But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s ties to the Trump administration, arguing both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the FBI are already investigating, and the creation of another investigative authority could hamper their work.

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Comey's conduct around the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails has been roundly criticized since last year. The White House claims that conduct is the reason for his firing, and many people are in complete support of his dismissal.

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But even those who agree Comey deserved to be fired find the timing of his dismissal deeply troubling.

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Even Republican senators were disturbed by the president's actions.

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And leaks from the White House already suggest that Trump's decision was motivated by the Russian investigation.

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Others say not so fast—Comey was really bad at his job and overstepped his bounds several times.

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Some argue appointing a special prosecutor would be overkill–just let the FBI do their job.

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